Most recently, Apple introduced a new series of iPhone 15 smartphones, which received a number of different improvements – from the “Dynamic Island” in basic models to an improved camera system. But the most anticipated update is the transition to a USB Type-C port, which significantly increases the convenience of using the gadget in everyday life – now you can charge a laptop, smartphone, wireless headphones and a ton of other gadgets with the same cable. Just now information has appeared from Chinese Apple Stores that the company warns against using charging cables from Android smartphones to work with the iPhone 15 – experts point to the potential for overheating.
Chinese brand stores advise potential buyers of Apple’s new generation smartphones not to use third-party USB Type-C cables with the iPhone 15 due to differences in the pin layout of the interfaces, which can lead to increased temperatures. The official information states that overheating occurs due to less clearance between the 9-pin single-row and 11-pin single-row power connectors. It is worth noting that now the information is presented only in China, while in other regions official stores do not advertise anything like this. Accordingly, many experts from the network believe that Apple is in this way trying to encourage the user to purchase an official charging cable.
Naturally, the price of such a cable is always several times higher than that of third-party cable manufacturers for Android devices. And given that Apple has now lost the lion’s share of income from the sale of cables and accessories with a proprietary proprietary connector, it can be assumed that through such manipulations the brand wants to make up for lost profits. But Apple itself has not yet officially published anything or given any comments, so this may be an initiative of the stores themselves.